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Analysis Topic: Economic Trends Analysis

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Economics

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Economic Nonsense From the Washington Post / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe only genuinely good news in Friday's jobs report was the much needed shedding of 159,000 government workers of which only 77,000 were temporary census workers.

Shed another million government workers and you have a small start as to what needs to happen. Some don't see it that way, including Erza Klein at the Washington Post.

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Economics

Saturday, October 09, 2010

U.S. Economy is Faltering, Inflationary Depression is in Progress / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Bob_Chapman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn spite of the disinformation, misdirection and outright propaganda the economy is faltering without the addition of stimulus and quantitative easing. The benefits of inventory accumulation over the past 17 months, which accounted for 60% of the strength in the economy is at an end. We either get more stimulus either governmental or from the privately owned Fed or growth is going to continue to drop. We are looking at indexes that for the most part are at or near their lows. We see short reactive rallies but certainly nothing that leaves us to believe that any kind of a recovery is at hand.

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Economics

Saturday, October 09, 2010

September Employment Situation Data Reinforces Expectations of QE2 on November 3rd / Economics / Employment

By: Asha_Bangalore

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCivilian Unemployment Rate: 9.6% in September, virtually steady for four straight months. The unemployment rate was 5.0% in December 2007 when the recession commenced. Cycle high for recession is 10.1% in October 2009 and the cycle low for the expansion that ended in December 2007 is 4.4% in March 2007.

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Economics

Friday, October 08, 2010

U.S. Economy Has Failed to Recover, Fed Prepares to Pump the Economy / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Peter_Schiff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSince the US economy has failed to recover as widely predicted, pressure on the Federal Reserve to conjure a solution has increased. In fact, the Fed now faces the hardest choices in its history. It can either redouble its past efforts to re-inflate America's bubble economy (risking the destruction of the US dollar) or it can stop pumping and let the economy deflate to a self-sustaining level. Unfortunately, both choices guarantee severe economic pain - but only one offers the possibility of ultimate success.

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Economics

Friday, October 08, 2010

Fantastic Economic News, U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Decline by 95,000 / Economics / US Economy

By: Mike_Shedlock

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday we have fantastic news from the BLS that the economy shed 95,000 jobs, far weaker than the economists' consensus expectation of a mere 5,000 drop.

Moreover, part-time workers for economic reasons increased by a whopping 612,000 workers, much higher than an recent numbers and also higher than a year ago. The effect of rising part-time work is the effective unemployment rate shot up .4% to 17.1%

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Economics

Friday, October 08, 2010

No Economic Recovery, Stimulus Spending and Intended Consequences? / Economics / Economic Stimulus

By: Andy_Sutton

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs was generally expected, this morning’s employment situation report gave another bundle of evidence to suggest that there is in fact no recovery, never was, and that several trillion dollars of ‘stimulus’ has disappeared down a rat hole of greed. In typical fashion, the mainstream press tried yet again to put a positive spin on a negative reality, pointing to the fact that we should rest easy; the Fed is going to buy government bonds to save the day. It is in total wonderment that I listen to these happy expectations and can only guess if these people know what they’re even wishing for. Let’s look at a few examples.

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Economics

Friday, October 08, 2010

Less Government Means Less Economic Trouble / Economics / Government Spending

By: Robert_Higgs

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThough our current economic troubles are complex, many mainstream economists have endorsed the simplistic Keynesian theory that massive government spending will produce jobs and prosperity.

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Economics

Friday, October 08, 2010

Economic Depressions, Their Cause and Cure / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Murray_N_Rothbard

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe live in a world of euphemism. Undertakers have become "morticians," press agents are now "public relations counsellors" and janitors have all been transformed into "superintendents." In every walk of life, plain facts have been wrapped in cloudy camouflage.

No less has this been true of economics. In the old days, we used to suffer nearly periodic economic crises, the sudden onset of which was called a "panic," and the lingering trough period after the panic was called "depression."

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Economics

Thursday, October 07, 2010

IMF Warns of Slower Economic Growth As Currency War Rages On / Economics / Global Economy

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: Meetings of the Group of Seven (G-7) countries in Washington this week could feature a clash of views that have sparked an international currency war even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that growth in developed economies is slowing.

The conflict represents a fundamental disagreement about how to sustain the global economic recovery among countries that prefer flexible exchange rates like the United States, and others that are resisting calls to allow its currency to appreciate, like China.

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Economics

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Quantitative Easing Inflation Expectation Noise / Economics / Deflation

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleScott Grannis on Seeking Alpha has written a pair of interesting articles regarding inflation expectations and Quantitative Easing. Grannis thinks that Quantitative Easing is working. I don't, but that debate depends on the definition of "work".

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Economics

Thursday, October 07, 2010

U.S. Economy Entering Critical Deflation Phase / Economics / Deflation

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs the biggest credit bubble in history continues to shrink, consumer prices have stayed flat over the past several months, meaning there is no sign of inflation to come, despite growing commitments from the U.S. government.

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Economics

Thursday, October 07, 2010

No Way Out of the Greater Inflationary Economic Depression / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Casey_Research

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDoug Casey, Casey Research writes: I really dislike sounding inflammatory. Saying that things are going to go terribly wrong runs a risk of being classed with those who think the world will end in December 2012 because of something Nostradamus or the Bible says, or because that's what the Mayan calendar predicts.

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Economics

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Bernanke To Light the Fuse on Monetary Inflation Bomb / Economics / Inflation

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt is always a good idea to pay attention to new words or phrases that seem to have no connection with any previous word or phrase, and which are not self-evident. Such a phrase these days is "quantitative easing." When we hear a phrase like this, we should think through the implications of what this phrase probably means.

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Economics

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Bernanke vs. Kondratieff: Round QE2 vs Global Long Wave Deflation / Economics / Deflation

By: David_Knox_Barker

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn Round QE1 2007-2009 of the unfolding global financial crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke fought a remarkable round. It was the global financial and economic heavyweight fight of his life. Bernanke’s effort temporarily prevented a global deflationary debt and economic demand collapse in the unfolding Kondratieff winter season. It remains to be seen whether QE1 and the trillions it will cost U.S. taxpayers will change the ultimate outcome. The fight is still very much on, with the opponents briefly taking a breather in their respective corners. The bell is now ringing. Round QE2 has begun.

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Economics

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Emerging Market Infrastructure Set to Drive Demand for Commodities / Economics / Emerging Markets

By: John_Derrick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEvery week roughly 1 million people are born in or migrate to cities in emerging markets all over the world. By 2030, the global urban population is expected to grow by 1.6 billion people and account for 60 percent of all people on Earth, according to the United Nations.

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Economics

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Deep Cause Of The Great Financial Crisis: The Peace Diktat Of Versailles / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Professor_Emeritus

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAccording to a recent news item, not widely circulated, after more than 90 years of slavery, on October 3, 2010, Germany made the final payment for its World War I debt. This event is highly symbolic. It gives me great pleasure to be one of the first to congratulate you, literally hours after the German people were finally freed from debt slavery.

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Economics

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Chinese Factory Workers Fast and Efficient Beyond Beijings Yuan Policy / Economics / China Economy

By: Dian_L_Chu

This video, courtesy of China Hush, illustrates one reason why factory jobs worldwide have shifted to China. Chinese workers have a lot more to contend with than just Beijing's yuan policy.  Washington and many  experts' belief that a totally floating yuan would bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. woudl most likely prove to be an over-simplistic view bound to fail.

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Economics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Consumer Price Index (CPI), A Standard of Living Problem / Economics / Inflation

By: Chris_Riley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe CPI is a cost of living indicator, calculated with a basket of goods that varies over time. As it is attempting to measure price changes in a typical consumption basket, it does not compare price changes across a like-for-like basket of goods over time. This has caused large under measurement of the true rate of price inflation when living standards have been falling and over measurement of price inflation when living standards have been rising. This is a major problem, as we need to measure price changes whilst holding the standard of living constant i.e. across a fixed basket of goods. But that would invalidate the CPI as a measure of change in the cost of living.

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Economics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Blind to the Flaws of Keynesian Economic Theory / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecently the pundits and bloggers have been arguing about the empirical case for (and against) the Obama Administration's $800 billion stimulus package. I have already focused on Paul Krugman's humorous role in this debate, and today we'll get some chuckles courtesy of Princeton economist Alan Blinder.

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Economics

Monday, October 04, 2010

US Economy Demand Deficiency is Not the Problem and Keynesianism is Not the Solution / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Gerard_Jackson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn trying to explain the state of the American economy the commentariat is still blaming the lack of consumer demand. But as the classical economists always pointed out when presented with this fallacy, consumption is never a problem but production is.

(Although I have made use of classical economists numerous times, drawing attention their correct views on production and consumption, I should make it clear that classical economists were far from being in agreement on every important point of theory, especially where value, prices and costs entered the discussion.)

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